Learning from the Past to Preserve our Future

The Burton Hotel

Careful and sympathetic repairs to a period hotel façade which had suffered from structural damage caused by a passing delivery lorry.  External work included structural timber frame repairs to the original oak framed frontage, careful repair of the delicate bay windows, structural stitching work and rebuilding of the external brickwork using traditional lime mortar which was accurately matched in with the original masonry.  The solid oak front door was designed and manufactured in our workshop, replacing the original 2 smaller doors with the new design enabling better access to the hotel lobby area for future use.  The removal of some of the damaged walls uncovered an original arched niche inside the lobby so we were commissioned to make a glazed oak cabinet which showcases the gentrification of this building throughout hundreds of years of evolved building practices.